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İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri

İstanbul Archaeological Museums

(İstanbul Arkeoloji Müzeleri)
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Cankurtaran, Istanbul
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    "Alexander the great ;)"(5 Tips)
    "queues and then get access to Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia"(4 Tips)
    "very rare pieces being exposed in Istanbul archeology museum."(3 Tips)
    Turkey Tourism
    "Istanbul Archaeology Museums is a group"(2 Tips)
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  • Foodieheart icon on user image
    FoodieNovember 19, 2018
    Liked it, despite heavy reconstructions and Constantine's sarcophagus being closed. Museum of the Ancient Orient was the best start with excellent audio commentary, so do get the audio guide
  • Ali V.heart icon on user image
    Ali VaseghniaMarch 27, 2014
    There is a very good collection of ancient times in here. The "sarcophagus" part is stunning. However there is some sort of restoration in progress, so a few parts of the museum are closed to public.
    Upvoted Apr 25
  • Marly
    MarlyAugust 12, 2018
    The tile exhibit is beautiful and suprisingly interesting. It goes in depth on the techniques and areas. But the best was the graves exhibit. The entrance is sort of hidden past the construction
  • Nihan Y.heart icon on user image
    Nihan Y.August 15, 2015
    The museum is under construction but still awesome. Have a cup of coffee at the café in the garden. The waiters are very respectful and the one with the glasses is very cute! 🙊😋
  • meryem t.heart icon on user image
    meryem t.July 16, 2017
    My fav Museum around Europe. You should see ancient Babil ruins and of course founder of museum Osman Hamdi's life, paints... After visit, take a coffee break at garden w/ cats and singing birds
  • Rafi Q.
    Rafi QallanderApril 26, 2021
    A must see museums located just behind the Hagia Sophia, within the perimeter of Yenikapı Palace, Istanbul. Having masterpieces (+3000BC) brought from various points of Middle East, Anatolia, & Levent
  • Davidheart icon on user image
    DavidMarch 26, 2015
    First peace treaty and first love poem are among the very rare pieces being exposed in Istanbul archeology museum. Building is currently under full renovation. Only part of the collection is visible.
  • Bahram M.heart icon on user image
    Bahram MovahedJuly 16, 2017
    This archeological museum will baffle you with information and sculptures from different eras in history and will make you wonder. Highly recommended if you are in the area.
  • LolaLuluheart icon on user image
    LolaLuluOctober 25, 2013
    Well for me the Archeology Museums have always been one of the first places I visit wherever possible. As they reflect the cultural, historical depth of that country and the civilizations it produced.
  • Lisinha .
    Lisinha 💜November 2, 2015
    The best museum in Istanbul. I went there 3 times. Its really big. The most interesting part is the mitologic one and the graves. The grave of Alexander, the biggest one is inside .
  • Turkey Tourism
    Turkey TourismMay 30, 2013
    The Istanbul Archaeology Museums is a group of three archeological museums located in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet neighborhood, on the Osman Hamdi Bey slope connecting the Gulhane Park with... Read more
  • Leyla G.heart icon on user image
    Leyla GahramanNovember 17, 2018
    Very interesting! Unfortunately it’s no way to go there except tramway or by walk ( through Aya Sofiya or Gülhane park). But it worth it! For all ages!
  • LocalGuddy
    LocalGuddyApril 17, 2017
    VISIT ISTANBUL ARCHAEOLOGY MUSEUMS. If you are interested in history, definitely visit Istanbul archeology museums where you can see more than one million objects. Find locals to show you Istanbul: Read more
  • Ali Sercan K.
    Ali Sercan KartalSeptember 14, 2014
    One of the most "must" place in Istanbul for both tourists and locals. Keep in mind that place is really big and takes a lot time to finish : )
  • Jayesh P.heart icon on user image
    Jayesh PatelSeptember 26, 2018
    Well worth the 20TL especially after wasting time and money at Topkapi Palace. There are several interesting buildings with a large collection of archaeological items.
    Otel.comJanuary 9, 2014
    The museum houses more than a million objects. It features a huge collection of local artifacts showing the history and origin of the city.
  • Ivan P.heart icon on user image
    Ivan PletinDecember 4, 2021
    You can see here pretty rare artifacts from Middle East, Anatolia, and Egypt. Also the gallery with roman grave stones are amazing
  • Maja P.
    Maja PSeptember 7, 2015
    Quiet and peaceful complex of 3 museums.A bit confusing organization of the artifacts at some points,some missing information and some misspellings.If you are a museum dork,like myself,it's a must see
  • Carl G.heart icon on user image
    Carl GriffinJanuary 1, 2016
    Excellent collection of exhibits tracing the history of Istanbul and the Ottoman empire.
  • Burcu Y.
    Burcu YatmazogluSeptember 6, 2018
    If you have some more time after your tour in the historical peninsula, continue with this one to see archaeological and artistic treasures from the Topkapı Palace's collections.
  • Burcu Y.
    Burcu YatmazogluSeptember 5, 2018
    Istanbul Archaeological Museum is located in the first court of Topkapi Palace. Osman Hamdi Bey who was a famous Turkish archaeologist, diplomat and painter opened the museum.
  • Salem S.heart icon on user image
    Salem S.July 23, 2017
    You have to pay extra to get audio guide.
  • Foodieheart icon on user image
    FoodieNovember 19, 2018
    Mind that Google features wrong opening times and days (and this is true for other places in the city). It was actually closed on Monday
  • Abhishekheart icon on user image
    AbhishekOctober 15, 2015
    If you are in Istanbul, I would recommend spending some hours in the museum. The exhibits, especially from the bronze and Iron Ages, were spectacular.
  • Foodieheart icon on user image
    FoodieNovember 19, 2018
    You can get the Museum pass here as there are fewer queues and then get access to Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia with less queuing (security checks are still mandatory)
    DHR.comFebruary 9, 2012
    Consisting of 3 museums (Archaeological, Ancient Orient, and Islamic Art), this place is where you'll learn and see exhibitions of both local and international arifacts on early civilizatio
  • Bogdan D.heart icon on user image
    Bogdan D.October 10, 2014
    Vast museum; great potential but construction works tend ruin your visit; highlights are the treaty of Kadesh, Karaman mihrab and Alexander sarcophagus (currently unavailable); museum cafe is terrible
  • Berk C.
    Berk CakmakAugust 30, 2013
    A great museum of Anatolian history. The most important pieces of antique ages are exhibiting in this museum.
  • HeyTripster
    HeyTripsterDecember 10, 2020
    This wonderful architecture consists of 3 museums at once; Archaeology Museum, Museum of Oriental Antiquities, The Tiled Pavilion Museum. Read more
  • HeyTripster
    HeyTripsterJuly 24, 2019
    This wonderful architecture consists of 3 museums at once; Archaeology Museum, Museum of Oriental Antiquities, The Tiled Pavilion Museum. Read more
  • HeyTripster
    HeyTripsterJuly 19, 2019
    This wonderful architecture consists of 3 museums at once; Archaeology Museum, Museum of Oriental Antiquities, The Tiled Pavilion Museum.
  • Turkish Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesOctober 21, 2011
    This significant complex is home to 3 centers: the Archeology Museum, the Tiled Kiosk of Sultan Ahmet and the Museum of the Ancient Orient. They provide a rich collection of a long period of time.
  • Museum Pass Istanbul Distributor
    Purchase Museum Pass Istanbul, on sale at many of the city's hotels. The card allows you to save time and money by offering admission to six must-see museums without having to queue up.
  • Bora D.heart icon on user image
    Bora DoganSeptember 16, 2016
    The compound also accommodates another museum inside which the original Hittite copy of the Treaty of Kadesh. Ungortunately, the main hall was being renovated during our visit.
  • Tugra G.heart icon on user image
    Tugra GöndenOctober 21, 2015
    Rather limited artefacts on display since most of it has been smuggled elsewhere, beautiful aechitecture, great open air classic music concerts
  • Önder B.
    Önder BingölNovember 9, 2014
    You would need at least 3 days to cover all halls. But even if you stay for only one hour do not miss the gold gilded room within the Çinili Köşk that was built more than 500 years ago.
  • Museum Pass Istanbul Distributor
    Additional advantages of the Museum Pass Istanbul include discounts at elite private museums, more than twenty arts and entertainment venues, museum shops and GES Shops.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Find Alexander the Great's sarcophagus (5C BC) decorated with bas-reliefs, descriptions of battles, & hunting scenes. – Green Guide Editor
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliOctober 6, 2019
    Amazing collection of artefacts from the whole Middle East
  • IzApps
    IzAppsSeptember 10, 2012
    If you enjoyed tracing the remains of history in Istanbul Arkeoloji Müzesi, we strongly recommend you to see Chora Museum. Here is the official application.
  • Haitham F.heart icon on user image
    Haitham FaidySeptember 5, 2017
    If you don't have good energy to follow, you will get lost. Great place with dozens of ancient pieces
  • Amadeo P.
    Amadeo PlazaSeptember 7, 2014
    Not that impressive. One of the buildings was closed, and the open ones had little A/C. We had also already visited the Anatolian civilization museum in Ankara, as well as Troia. Lot of rehashing.
  • Enis A.heart icon on user image
    Enis AksoyOctober 7, 2016
    Nice great place next to Topkapı Palace ! Harem picture👍🏻
  • TurkeyVision
    TurkeyVisionMay 16, 2012
    Istanbul Archeological Museums are open on Friday May 18,2012 till 11 PM to celebrate 7th European Night of Museums. Free entry after 7 PM
  • Elza A.heart icon on user image
    Elza AuerFebruary 21, 2015
    If you like history it is a Must see, It is very well made. Love it
  • Camilla C.
    Camilla CamplingSeptember 29, 2014
    So much to see and appreciate. One day isnt enough
  • Cerebro P.heart icon on user image
    Cerebro PinkyAugust 9, 2014
    Great compiled history of all times in istanbul
  • Mona D.heart icon on user image
    Mona DMay 31, 2016
    Great museum. BUT how hard is it to properly translate all info? Turkish versions and English versions doesn't match. Poor management.
  • Vladimir L.heart icon on user image
    Vladimir LuzhbinSeptember 23, 2020
    Great collection of sarcophagus, eastern art including Assyrian.
  • Denis Y.heart icon on user image
    Denis YagofarovOctober 31, 2015
    Guards literally kick you out any time after lunch (like at 15:40 today). Personal not speaks English, and can't tell what is open and till when. And most part is closed. Better visit Athens or Paris.
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